ecosystems

03 Aug 2017

Did you know that mangroves could defend and feed a community? On Mangrove Day, learn about these unique ecosystems that help coastal communities enhance disaster resilience and improve livelihoods.

19 Jul 2017

This booklet sets out guidance for assessing the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation. It describes a process, based around asking a detailed set of questions, that can be used by project managers and researchers to shape project design, assess the progress of an ongoing project or draw conclusions about the effectiveness of a project that has ended.

17 May 2016

The Berau regency in East Kalimantan has developed a model of ecosystem development in Kampung Merabu in Kelay that integrates economic growth and protection of through ecotourism. Attractions include the karst mountain range of Sangkulirang Mangkalihat. The Berau policy is very interesting, in contrast for instance to Pati regency in Central Java, where the local government has allowed the mountainous region Kendeng to become a mining site for basic materials for a cement factory, thereby inciting ongoing conflicts with local communities. 

17 May 2011

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending $100 million to raise the productivity of orchards and natural forests to increase incomes in areas of northwest People's Republic of China (PRC) that suffer from some of the worst land degradation and poverty rates in the country. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan from ordinary capital resources for the Forestry and Ecological Restoration Project which will be carried out in the provinces of Gansu and Shaanxi, as well as the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

09 May 2011

The People's Republic of China (PRC) suffers from some large-scale land degradation problems, posing a significant threat to the lives of local residents and to the future economic welfare of the nation. The dryland areas of the western PRC, which cover approximately 40% of the country's land area, contain some of the most severely degraded land in the world. With only about 7% of the world's farmland and 6% of the world's annual water runoff, the PRC must feed 22% of the world's population.